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  • Susan Monaco
    S.P. CC: Infertility and irregular menses The patient is a 32 year old congressional aide. She had been taking birth control pills from age 20-30, and then
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 11, 2006
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       S.P.
      CC: Infertility and irregular menses
       
      The patient is a 32 year old congressional aide.  She had been taking birth control pills from age 20-30, and then had an IUD implanted from age 30 until 32- this past August and since then has been trying to get pregnant.  Since having the IUD removed, she has had irregular menstrual cycles lasting between 30-40 days.  She experiences PMS with breast distention, irritability, and weepiness.  Her menses is heavy and lasts 3 days, with dark red blood, dime size clots, and abdominal cramps over the LV channel.  She has been charting her BBT (basal body temperature) and her chart shows clear ovulation 13-15 days prior to menstruation.  She is currently on day 6 of her cycle  She also experiences occasional palpitations, floaters, dry eyes, anxiety, stress, cold hands and feet, food cravings, weight gain, gas and bloating, and low energy.  She had been treated in the student clinic every other week since August for LV qi stagnation, SP qi deficiency, and LV blood deficiency.  She had been taking a patent formula of Xiao Yao San but couldn't tell if it was working or not.
       
      Tongue: Swollen, red with redder tip, yellow greasy coating.
       
      Pulse: Overall thin-weak.  Dai Mai pulse quality.  
       
      Points & Methods: GB41, GB26, GB27, GB28 (to regulate the Dai)
                                  Zi Gong, Yin Tang, ST40, LI11


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